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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Actually, there are a few important calls that come to me with No Caller ID - the doctor's office, my daughter in NY's work . . . 

I rarely get solicitors with a No Caller ID. Instead, when I get a call like that, I add it to my contacts under DNA for Do Not Answer. That way, the next time they call, I know . . . not to answer 

Mar 31, 2016 10:10 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do only because my best friends number is Restricted (he is a Dr.)

Mar 31, 2016 11:35 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Mostly, I do not answer.  Recently I started to have fun ... I pick up the call, mute my phone and say nothing.  Love listening to the caller saying   ... HELLO ... HELLO .... HELLO and then hang up. 

Mar 31, 2016 11:23 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No, if it is important, they can leave a message.

Mar 31, 2016 11:13 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, as often I have a serious prospect on the other line who has blocked their ID. And often these people do not leave a message... they just go on to the next agent.

Mar 31, 2016 08:53 PM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes sometimes new prospects can call from a blocked landline

Mar 31, 2016 02:57 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

totally depends on the day/time of the call and what I'm doing.

Mar 31, 2016 02:48 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Yes, as it seems that the "no caller ID" calls are typically consumers that block their number so they don't get bothered!

Mar 31, 2016 02:33 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I pick up the phone and if I don't hear a real live voice within about 3-5 seconds I just hang up.

Mar 31, 2016 02:27 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Mimi Foster.  My vet is one of those calls.  A

Mar 31, 2016 02:16 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No, when I see "No Caller ID" it goes to voice mail 

Mar 31, 2016 02:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, and I am thinking about getting rid of my landline, seems that all the calls I get on it are either scams or politicians.

Mar 31, 2016 02:02 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes I do, many of my clients are out of the country.

Mar 31, 2016 12:42 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I ENJOY talking to solicitors. I either shred them or learn a great technique from them. YES. Every call was a blocked # in the 1970's, so I'm cool like that.

Mar 31, 2016 11:56 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes, but it is not productive.  Often these people are not up front.....

Mar 31, 2016 11:50 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My solicitation calls have been severely reduce since I starting blocking the calls. I think I now only get a couple a day. The ones I dislike the most starts saying it is critcal that I call about my credit card account then goes on to say that there is nothing wrong that I could save money on my interest rate. These type calls make me mad and I continue to block them and would never do business with anyone using those tactics.

Mar 31, 2016 11:44 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Until recently I was barely bothered with those types of phone calls. I think I need to get updated on the do not call list. 

Mar 31, 2016 11:21 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

No way.

Mar 31, 2016 10:22 AM
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. Yes but I now block the solicitation calls.  I have had buyers call with NO CALLER ID.  You never know.

Mar 31, 2016 10:07 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When it says anonymous or caller blocked, I do not answer.

Apr 02, 2016 12:09 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, my parents have their ID turned off.

Apr 01, 2016 08:21 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

With so many cells phones and restricted numbers you almost have to...I do..

Apr 01, 2016 08:19 AM
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

I never answer those calls on my cell, but always on the office phone. If it's important, they'll leave a message. If not, I dodged a telemarketing bullet.

Apr 01, 2016 06:30 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I don't because experience has taught me that they will leave a message if they need to have me call them back, otherwise it is most likely a spam call.

Apr 01, 2016 04:10 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Normally not

Apr 01, 2016 03:51 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never!

Apr 01, 2016 02:13 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate

No I don't normally answer, they can leave me a message if important. 

Mar 31, 2016 11:59 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. No caller, no message, no answer.

Mar 31, 2016 11:56 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

My voicemail doesn't discriminate!! 

Mar 31, 2016 11:45 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I only answer "the" one no caller id whihc is my wife on our home phone calling me on my cell...Other than that, show yourself or move on!

Mar 31, 2016 11:43 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I do not answer those calls..... if they leave a message, I'll listen and call back if it's not a call trying to sell me something....

Mar 31, 2016 11:18 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

If I am available, I am more likely to answer.   And if it is a solicitation call, I know how to handle it.  

Mar 31, 2016 10:58 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I answer all of the calls on the office phone. Many of the calls at home are allowed to go to voice mail.

Mar 31, 2016 10:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Mar 31, 2016 10:21 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Out of control lately! No I do not answer them.

Mar 31, 2016 10:01 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No I do not and there are other numbers I let go to VM or parts unknown!

Mar 31, 2016 09:48 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

yes because my sister in law has that. 

Mar 31, 2016 09:46 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Definitely No!

Mar 31, 2016 09:46 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No. If they're real they'll leave me a message.

Mar 31, 2016 06:56 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I don't, as there are always some calls from clients that don't have a caller ID. I will let most go into VM and return the calls.

Mar 31, 2016 06:25 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.  I let it go to voice mail.

Mar 31, 2016 02:02 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - I do not pick up the call which has no caller ID or area code not familiar to me.

Mar 31, 2016 01:36 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

No! But I still answer sales calls that I just tell them I am busy and hang up! If it's important they can leave a message and I call right back!

Mar 31, 2016 12:50 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I know Michael, it never ends,

Mar 31, 2016 12:46 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I don't answer "No caller ID" or "Unknown" calls...they go to voice mail and if they are legitimate can leave a message. The "block this caller" feature on my iPhone is my personal favorite.

 

Mar 31, 2016 12:25 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Honestly . . .  no, and usually do not answer a call with a different area code unless if I recognize that number . . .  we get many calls like this, and no message is ever left TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.  Machines are not even 'talking' to other machines - HA! 

Mar 31, 2016 11:35 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, not a chance

Mar 31, 2016 11:15 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If I'm expecting a call from a city or county office and some various others, they are routinely 'private'.

Mar 31, 2016 10:57 AM